Time for the next phase of sustainability disclosures

Week of 14 December 2020 Time for the next phase of sustainability disclosures When it was implemented in 2014, the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive was one of the first laws requiring large companies to publicly share their efforts on protecting people and the planet. Now, as the ‘smart mix’ of measures called for by the … Continue reading Time for the next phase of sustainability disclosures

Human rights are a “binding bridge” between the UNGPs and the SDGs

Week of 14 December 2020 Human rights are a “binding bridge” between the UNGPs and the SDGs Backed by international human rights law—and increasingly by domestic laws—the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) offer a complementary framework to the voluntary commitments of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As reports show that … Continue reading Human rights are a “binding bridge” between the UNGPs and the SDGs

A turning point for climate action?

Week of 14 December 2020 A turning point for climate action? Five years on, the world is still behind on the goals set by the Paris Agreement and not yet on track to avoid the worst effects of climate change. That said, some experts are cautiously optimistic about the future after seeing new commitments made … Continue reading A turning point for climate action?